A 40-year-old member asked:
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can you feel ovarian cysts on the outside of your body?

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
43 years experience Gynecology
Not usually: Most ovarian cysts cannot be felt by palpating the abdomen. They are best felt by doing a pelvic exam, and even with that, some soft cysts are hard to feel. If cysts become very large like the size of a watermelon and are firm, they may be palpated through the abdomen, though that is rare.
Answered on Feb 28, 2020
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